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Mycobacteria introduced by tattoos

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 12 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8331
  1. Victoria E Scott-Lang, registrar,
  2. Ann Sergeant, registrar,
  3. Alex Holme, consultant
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 9HA, UK
  1. vscottlang{at}

A 42 year old man developed a rash in the grey area of a new tattoo. Other clients tattooed at the …

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